Indonesia Convinces Japan To Support Mineral Down Streaming

Jumat, 25 April 2014 | 11:12

The government clarified that Indonesia has convinced Japan to support the mineral export ban with the premise that the policy has met the applicable law in Indonesia. Trade Minister Muhammad Lutfi said the Foreign Affairs Minister Marty Natalegawa has persuaded Japan Foreign Minister in term of the matter.
"Marty has asked Japan government to support the export ban of mining product raw materials from Indonesia considering that the policy has met the prevailed regulation,” he said, Wednesday (4/23).
As previously reported, Japan plans to sue Indonesia to World Trade Organization (WTO) in relation with the export ban of raw mining for it affects the performance of processing and refinement industry in the country.
Lutfi said Indonesia will constantly run the policy despite the pressure and rejection from various elements since the policy is the law which should be followed by all Indonesian citizens, including the government

by M. Taufiqur Rahman